Software process simulation modeling (SPSM) provides a platform for process and project management. On the other hand, statistical process control (SPC) provides the means to assess a process for stability and capability through visualization. This paper provides a framework for integrating SPSM and SPC. The framework realizes their synergy by leveraging the investment in supporting software measurement processes, ensuring the stability of the underlying development process, and enhancing simulation output using visualization techniques made possible through SPC. The paper illustrates the framework by integrating SPC to an existing SPSM. The integrated model is then used to evaluate the underlying process with respect to capability.
El-Gayar, O. (2003). SPSM and SPC for Software Process and Project Management. AMCIS 2003 Proceedings, 163.